Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Informative Links

Why the songs on the radio seem to sound the same. I honestly thought it was just be getting old and crotchety. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

The death of photojournalism. Why would a magazine pay thousands for a professional to take pictures when you can buy one from a Flickr user for peanuts? (via Metafilter)

What Quirk of the Brain Turns People Into Compulsive Hoarders? It could be a set of inherited tendencies that coincide to produce the bizarre behavior.

The TV Deal the NBA Wishes It Had Not Made. The most profitable team in the National Basketball Association has never played an NBA game, and the profits will roll in "in perpetuty". (via Metafilter)

The earliest known survey on women's sex lives was conducted from 1892 to 1920. The 45 women confided things that completely contradict the popular notion of women of that time. (via Boing Boing)

Pigeons outperform humans at the Monty Hall Dilemma. Ah, but they had an edge in that they got to practice all day instead of just thinking it through! (via Neatorama)

Lil' Presidents, from LIFE Magazine. It's surprisingly easy to pick out which president sat for each childhood picture just by looking at those young faces. (via Buzzfeed)

A 6-year-old boy in China who was born with 31 fingers and toes had the extras removed. Here we have pictures before and after surgery, but be warned that post-surgery pictures can be painful to look at.

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